For Organisations and Companies

People Development & Team Working Module (2 Days; 4 to 12 people per group)

Below we have an introductory, two day module which is a perfect taster of our people development services and also potentially offers the start of a refined appraisal and people development system.

Each day is divided into four ninety minute parts.

Day 1: People Development Introduction

Pre-course preparation: Each participant completes a FIRO-B questionnaire at least
one week prior to programme. Each person attending will have a small amount of reading to do.

The purpose of this day is…

  To bring insight into the unique qualities of all the individuals who participate in the programme and how these attributes can be a resource rather than a limitation for the individual and organisation.

  To raise awareness of self and others in terms of their current interpersonal needs for involvement, influence and connection with people at work.

   To uncover the participant’s motivational direction, frame of reference, thinking styles and strategic approaches in a workplace scenario.

Outputs from the day

   A summary profile report for each individual with a FIRO-B interpretation of interpersonal needs and profiling in the areas of Motivational Direction; Frame of Reference; and People and Task.

   Each participant receives a summary of what they bring and what their challenges are with the purpose of increasing effectiveness and satisfaction in the workplace.

   Each organisation receives the task outputs and trainer feedback regarding observations of organisational attributes and work culture.

P1 We run an observed, problem solving task and the trainer collects individual data through observation of participants in action. The trainer facilitates feedback and prompts discussions about what happened.  Discussion of FIRO-B – what types of behaviour characterise the different interpersonal needs we have? Participants give their views on the expressed and wanted behaviour categories in reference to the pre-course reading, what they have just experienced and from their day to day encounters with others.

P2  FIRO-B – forecasting and reveal. Teams work in groups to fathom and forecast each other’s FIRO-B numbers, necessarily investigating the meaning and behaviours of the needs being addressed. Actual FIRO-B’s are shared and each FIRO-B profile is discussed in relation with the others and what they might mean in terms of working style and approach to People and Task.

P3  Motivational patterns and our frame of reference; Towards or Away-From? Internal or External? Participants are engaged in an open Q&A and ultimately reveal their directional motivation and frame of reference. This can be a light-bulb moment for many with realisations about what gets us and others going and how we are deciding things.

P4  Using the Disney Circle in a final task, oriented to the organisation’s business. Inspired by Robert Dilts interpretation of Walt Disney’s working patterns and thinking styles.

Day 2: Working Styles & Connection with Colleagues

Pre-course preparation: Each participant completes a BELBIN questionnaire at least
one week prior to programme. Each person attending will have a small amount of reading to do.

The purpose of this day is…

    To bring insight into the specific team working qualities of all the individuals who participate in the programme and how they prefer to contribute to team working.

    To uncover the participants’ representation systems and working patterns in the areas of Concept or Detail; and Options or Procedures.

    To fathom the strategic approach of individuals according to their enquiry preferences.

    To explore the learning levels and show how colleagues can connect at the level of values and purpose, regardless of individual styles and team working preferences.

Outputs from the day

    A summary profile report with the BELBIN interpretation, colleague and trainer observation data; plus a full profile of the individual working patterns, preferred representation systems and trainer interpretation with previous data.

    Each participant receives a suggested positive developmental path for working with others that can be implemented immediately with the purpose of achieving desired team working and organisational outcomes.

    Each organisation receives task outputs and trainer feedback regarding observations of organisational team working attributes and team work culture.

P1  BELBIN group exercise. The group is split in two smaller groups to discuss and agree the top two and bottom two team working roles from the BELBIN inventory for members of the other group. They do this by calling on their own experience of the people, the shared information of the FIRO-B profiles, the perceived motivational direction and frame of reference. Individuals make forecasts for themselves; then the trainer reveals their observation to date of each person and these are then compared with what the BELBIN report had suggested.

P2  VAK :  Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic or Auditory Digital?  Trainer facilitates a group exercise involving sensory deprivation and a speaking exercise to uncover the preferred representation systems of participants. Group explores what this means in terms of connecting with others.

P3 Why? What? How? What If? Groups are presented with a business proposal or organisational initiative (this could come from the organisation or sourced by the trainer) and challenged to ask questions as if they were a potential investor or stakeholder. From this exercise we uncover the enquiry preferences of individuals and participants see their instinctive mode of enquiry and the benefits of alternative styles. Participants look at how the enquiry preferences might relate to FIRO-B, Representation Systems and BELBIN preferences.

P4  The Learning Levels: What are the Learning Levels? – a group task. The trainer then facilitates a beliefs and values elicitation process across two groups – where they are challenged to create a hierarchy of values they can agree on. Results are compared and contrasted to achieve the learning outcomes.

 

For Individuals

The Personal Development Programme (4 x 1 hour sessions)

A personal check-up and check in on yourself with the purpose of giving you an insightful reading of where you currently are with regards to interpersonal needs, motivations, behaviour patterns and thinking styles. An opportunity to address the real challenges you face in a refined way with skilled coaching to guide you on the path to where you want to be and what you really want in life.

This is a series of four one hour sessions, that combines two profiling and two coaching sessions. The two profiling sessions can happen in quick succession – they could even be back to back in a two hour session if the questionnaires are completed in advance with time for them to be assessed.

The first Coaching session needs to be at least one week after the second Profiling Session in order for us to produce your personal report and for you to digest it. The second Coaching session needs to be at least two weeks after the first Coaching session and no later than six weeks.

1  Profiling Session 1

Assessing your interpersonal needs using the FIRO-B instrument with our expert interpretation. Beforehand you complete the FIRO-B questionnaire – online or via the hard copy booklet. We engage with you in a one hour session about the FIRO-B that leaves you with a full understanding of the interpretation of your numbers. We give you the FIRO-B report with our written interpretation.

2  Profiling Session 2

Assessing your Motivational and Working Patterns, Thinking and Communication Styles. Beforehand you complete our questionnaire via excel, google sheets or we post a hard copy. We reveal our interpretation and then use that data to engage in a dialogue with you – sharing our discoveries in the moment and uncovering the direction of your motivation, your frame of reference, your thinking and communication styles. We agree a set of outcomes that we wish to address in the coaching sessions in terms of where you want to go and what the challenges are.

Prior to the first Coaching session we provide you with a two page report that summarises and makes sense of the FIRO-B and the profiling data. This will capture your unique qualities, what you bring and the challenges you face.

3  Coaching Session 1

Addressing your challenges and where you want to go. We use our dialogue technique and armed with the profiling data we explore your problems, the possible solutions, the limitations to overcome and resources available across the multiple levels of learning to get you where you want to be. We explore alignment between your role and your mission, your vision and ambition. We agree an initial set of strategies, tactics and actions to deploy.

4  Coaching Session 2

How did we do? Follow up session. We review what happened in terms of implementing the strategies, tactics and actions. We explore the problems that are persisting and any new issues to emerge from changes you have implemented. We agree a new, refined set of strategies, tactics and actions to deploy.

The Working Life Development Programme (5 x 1 hour sessions)

A personal check-up and check in on yourself with the purpose of helping you get what you want from your working life – from becoming a more efficient and effective person at work to navigating a change in job or career. We fathom your team working capabilities and explore your interpersonal needs, motivations, behaviour patterns, thinking and strategic styles to get the picture of you in the world of work. An opportunity to properly address the real challenges you face in your working life, with skilled coaching to guide you on the path to where you want to be and what you really want from your working life.

This is a series of five one hour sessions that combines three profiling and two coaching sessions. The three profiling sessions can happen in quick succession – they could even be back to back in a three hour session if the questionnaires are completed in advance with time for them to be assessed.

The first Coaching session needs to be at least one week after the third Profiling Session in order for us to produce your personal report and for you to digest it. The second Coaching session needs to be at least two weeks after the first Coaching session and no later than six weeks.

1  Profiling Session 1

Assessing your interpersonal needs using the FIRO-B instrument with our expert interpretation. Beforehand you complete the FIRO-B questionnaire – online or via the hard copy booklet. We engage with you in a one hour session about the FIRO-B that leaves you with a full understanding of the interpretation of your numbers. We give you the FIRO-B report with our interpretation of what it means in your working environment/s.

2  Profiling Session 2

Assessing your Motivational and Working Patterns, Thinking and Communication Styles in work. Beforehand you complete our questionnaire via email/excel, Google Sheets or we post a hard copy. We reveal our interpretation and then use that data to engage in a dialogue with you – sharing our discoveries in the moment and uncovering the direction of your motivation, your frame of reference, your thinking and communication styles.

3  Profiling Session 3

Assessing Team Working Preferences and Strategic Styles. You complete a BELBIN Self-Perception Inventory online and our Strategic Styles questionnaire via email/excel, Google Sheets or we post a hard copy. We feedback and work through the meaning of the reports and use dialogue technique to sense check the data and build a complete picture of what you bring to the workplace and where you limitations might lie. We agree a set of outcomes that we wish to address in the coaching sessions in terms of where you want to go in the world of work and what the challenges are.

Prior to the first Coaching session we provide you with a two page report that summarises and makes sense of the FIRO-B, the profiling data, the Belbin findings and our insights into a personal report. This will capture your unique qualities, what you bring to the workplace and the challenges you face and what you need to work on.

4  Coaching Session 1

Addressing your challenges and where you want to go. We use our dialogue technique and armed with the profiling data we explore your problems, the possible solutions, the limitations to overcome and resources available across the multiple levels of learning to get you where you want to be. We explore alignment between your role and your mission, your vision and ambition. We agree a set of strategies, tactics and actions to deploy.

5  Coaching Session 2

How did we do? Follow up session. We review what happened in terms of implementing the strategies, tactics and actions. We explore the problems that are persisting and any new issues to emerge from changes you have implemented. We agree a new, refined set of strategies, tactics and actions to deploy.

FIRO-B Profile & Interpretation Session (1 hour)

Assessing your interpersonal needs using the FIRO-B instrument with our expert interpretation. You complete the FIRO-B questionnaire – online or via the hard copy booklet. We engage with you in a one hour session about the FIRO-B that leaves you with a full understanding of the interpretation of your numbers. We give you the FIRO-B report with our written interpretation.

Patterns, Thinking and Communication Styles Session (1 hour)

Assessing your Motivational and Working Patterns, Thinking and Communication Styles. Beforehand you complete our questionnaire via excel, google sheets or we post a hard copy. We reveal our interpretation and then use that data to engage in a dialogue with you – sharing our discoveries in the moment and uncovering the direction of your motivation, your frame of reference, your thinking and communication styles.

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